Food addiction is real. Our body’s built-in reward system, driven by the chemical dopamine, tells us to do things that give us pleasure: Creative energy, falling in love, entrepreneurship—even the continued procreation of the human race—are driven by this system. Unfortunately, so is the urge to overeat.
In The Hunger Fix, Dr. Pam Peeke uses the latest neuroscience to explain how, with repeated exposure, coupled with life stresses, any food can become a "False Fix" and ensnare you in a vicious cycle of food obsession, overeating, and addiction. Indeed, she shows that dopamine rushes in the body can work exactly the same way with food as with drugs like cocaine.
Luckily, this very same system can be easily rewired to reward us with a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. The Hunger Fix lays out a science-based three-stage plan that shows us how to break our addiction to False Fixes and replace them with healthier rewards. Fun fitness activities, customized meal plans, and delicious, satisfying recipes are designed to trigger the specific neurochemical cascade that stimulates your body’s reward system, reclaims your hijacked brain, and supports your lifelong recovery.
Energizing Healthy Fixes, such as meditating, having sex, writing your own blog, or going for a walk on the beach—even laughing—quickly replace the junk food, couch time, and other self-destructive habits that can leave you unhappy and overweight. Packed with practical tips, useful advice, and plenty of wit, wisdom, and inspiring stories of those who have successfully transformed their bodies, The Hunger Fix is a life changing program for anyone (of any size) trapped by food obsessions and the urge to overeat.
©2012 Pam Peeke (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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"Motivational, encourageable and inspiring"
This book is filled with great (science backed) tools to help people to gain control over an addiction.
Full of inspiring real-life stories and narrated by the author in a way that keeps your attention throughout the book.
"Get to the point!"
This is a difficult book to listen to. Perhaps the rating could have been higher if the author would have gotten to the point and stopped plugging herself over and over again.
I will definitely be more cautious about choosing this type of audible book. I will seriously read and consider the certified purchase reviews on Amazon!
The constant plugging of personal credentials and the repetition of words just killed it for me. After awhile, I didn't even care if there might be useful information at some point, I just couldn't listen anymore.
No, not really. Sorry.
"A good motivational book"
I'm well educated on the do's and don't(s) of dieting and exercise,... But this was a nice refresher and motivational listen to help me get back on track. Because let's face it, knowing and DOing, are two very different things.
"Waste of money"
The writer just went on and on about the same thing and never really addressed the issues.
Stop asking questions over and over and address the issues instead. Very repetitive.
Was looking forward to reading this but I'm very disappointed.
"if I hear "epipha-ME" one more time..."
I tried really hard to stay engaged. There is really nothing that I didn't know, as a longtime Dieter. The book get into the scientific data a bit too much, and the author Reed's anyway where she thinks she is kind of clever or funny. there is a lot of information if you are into the scientific data.
"just the motivation i needed!!"
this book has really helped me, i listen to it over and over again and for the first time I agree with Dr. Peekes ideas about macronutrients. overall this is a great book and revommended for anyone who cant say no to certain foods.
"Good except for the dietary advice"
The Zone-like dietary advice is dangerous and has been debunked. The scientific information is good.
"Waste of money"
At the beginning of the book we are told to also buy the actual book. I wish that I had been told that in the first place. The book is very redundant. She constantly refers to heroin addicts, crack addicts and alcoholics. I get the similarities, but it isn't necessary to repeat over and over again. I could click fast forward and not really miss any information. I should have read more of the reviews before purchasing the book.
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